Photo Styling Tips and Tricks for Pets


All good portrait sessions take preparation. Here are a few quick tips for making sure your pet’s portraits look great. 

First of all make sure your pets have been bathed and groomed before the shoot. This shows through in the final images. Also trying to schedule the shoot for a less stressful day is recommended so everyone will be in a better mood and better images will result.

Patience is also a must for pet portrait sessions. Don’t be discouraged if your pets aren’t cooperative at first during the session. Usually it takes some time for them to warm up and be available for the best images of the session. 



Photographer/Retoucher at Ryan Watkins Photography
Portrait and Wedding Photographer catering to Clare, Mt Pleasant, and Midland, Michigan. Ready to travel anywhere in the state.

Graduate from the Hallmark Institute of Photography and recipient the Highest Academic Honor.

Published in several magazines including Shutterbug, Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and PDNedu.